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Last Updated: Sunday, 6 July, 2003, 11:22 GMT 12:22 UK
Air ambulance celebrates anniversary
Air ambulance
The air ambulance can get to a hospital in eight minutes
The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance has celebrated its 10th anniversary in style.

An open air classical concert was held in the grounds of Hodsock Priory in Nottinghamshire on Saturday night.

The concert was not just a celebration but also an opportunity to raise much needed funds.

The air ambulance relies on public donations and costs around 1m a year to run.

Vital support

Based at RAF Waddington, the air ambulance can reach any part of the two counties in around 18 minutes. ]

It can get casualties to hospital in under 10 minutes.

Peter Aldrich from the air ambulance said: "Without the continuing support of the people of the counties we just could not survive.

"Therefore it is vitally important they continue to give their support and happily they show no signs of that support fading."

It is hoped the concert could become an annual fundraising event.


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